European galleries

Location: 19th & 20th c European art, 19th c European art, 15th–19th c European art, 18th c European porcelain

Free admission

Within our magnificent Grand Courts, you’ll find key names in art history such Claude Lorrain, John Constable, Eugène Delacroix and Edward Burne-Jones.

There are fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian art, including a selection of sculpture and major works by Lord Frederic Leighton and Sir Edward John Poynter. Many of the works date from the earliest days of the Gallery, including the first European painting to enter our collection, Ford Madox Brown’s magnificent Chaucer at the court of Edward III 1847-51.

Down a marble staircase, you’ll find a superb new display of 18th-century European porcelain from the Kenneth Reed Collection.

Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Cymon and Iphigenia 1884 (detail)